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January Newsletter

This Month’s Dream Destination — Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan, a fishing port with one of the most beautiful bay homes to the well-known destination Hua Hin in the north. It is a gateway to the southern part of Thailand where every road trip lies. Surprisingly, it is a very narrow province where getting there by a plane will allow you to see the border in the east and the west: the East side is connected directly to the sea where you can enjoy fresh seafood by the locals, whereas the West side is connected to our neighbouring country of Myanmar.  

It is also famous as a luxury getaway, with high-end hotels and resorts. Moreover, world-class golf courses and spas are right there. Plenty of things to do from visiting nature such as waterfalls and Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park with loads of viewpoints and a cave with Thai-style pavilion built for King Rama V, to activities such as kiteboarding and snorkelling.

Meeting with the Minister of Tourism & Sports

On the 21 of January 2021, it was our pleasure that Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, together with his executive delegation, met with the Siam Seaplane management team. He believes that our seaplane endeavours could be an answer to the current situation, when we are affected greatly by COVID-19. Social distancing and better hygiene have become a new living style. Siam Seaplane will use Cessna Grand Caravan EX which can be reconfigured in many ways and seats are placed a distance away from one another. He kindly offered his support in several ways to expedite our launch ambitions for high-standard and premium seaplane services in Thailand. We are very grateful for this reception, support and collaboration going forward.

Keeping Consistency in our Flying Service — VFR and IFR

Seaplanes take off and land on open water, which implies that there will not always be facilities available like at a regular airport. Therefore, the airplane using Visual Flight Rules for take-off and landing is mandatory. But what is it?

Visual flight rules (or VFR) is one of the two existing rules to operate, similar to the rules and regulation for driving. There are two types of flight rules, which are VFR and IFR, IFR standing for Instrument Flight Rules. In a nutshell, VFR has its own set of rules and minimums that every pilot must follow. It may differ slightly between each country, but follows international standards and remains the simplest one. For the Kingdom of Thailand, VFR shall be conducted when the visibility in flight is not less than 5 kilometers and staying at least 1,500 meters horizontally and 300 meters vertically away from cloud.

Not every day being perfect, our crew have the opportunity to conduct a part of the flight under IFR. IFR allows pilots to fly in worse conditions than mentioned above, but will require additional restrictions to comply with, such as the pilot and the aircraft must be specifically trained and certified for it.

Rather than maintaining the same rules for the whole flight, regulations allow flexibility to combine each regime of flight during different portions of the flight as the pilots deem it appropriate to conduct their flight in the most efficient way, remaining focused on the safety and comfort of our guests until they reach their destination.

News & Press

October 28, 2021
Thailand Game Changer
An interview with our CBO about his career, building businesses, sustainability, and Siam Seaplane.
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October 26, 2021
Web Manuals
Investing in digital manuals from the start. A case study of why our COO and Operations went with Web Manuals.
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August 27, 2021
Diversity & Siam Seaplane
Blog: the concept of diversity in the workplace has been gaining more attention than ever. How does Siam Seaplane address this?
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August 9, 2021
Prestige Thailand
Travel feature: getting to the beach should be as memorable as being there.
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August 3, 2021
June & July Newsletter
Site inspections, partner discussions and regulatory progress; explore our partner hotel deal for Phuket Sandbox
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May 21, 2021
May Newsletter
Tell us more in a five minute survey — discover Koh Lanta's best kept secret; pilots' tools and our updates.
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May 6, 2021
Hello Magazine
Our CEO shares encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic, being a part of "9 Vivier's Ladies".
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February 17, 2021
Startup.info
Re-defining transportation with seaplanes in Thailand: interview with our COO, Lionel.
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February 4, 2021
January Newsletter
Warm wishes from the Minister of Tourism; Prachuap Khiri Khan, the unseen destination; and how we keep consistency in our flying...
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January 12, 2021
December Newsletter
Highlighting our 2020 achievements during a difficult year; dream destination Chon Buri; learn about: our propeller.
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January 7, 2021
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Executive Worakanya Siripidej is looking to soar to success with a new seaplane venture.
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December 1, 2020
November Newsletter
Taking part in a travel innovation challenge, empowering children through indoor skydiving, learn about the PT6 engine, and more...
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November 20, 2020
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Siam Seaplane joined FlowNation and the Right to Play Foundation to empower children through the sport of indoor skydiving.
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November 14, 2020
Expara Innovation Challenge
Siam Seaplane is one of three start-ups as part of regional VC's new program on the future of travel and tourism.
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November 4, 2020
October Newsletter
Our new intro video, a special deal with the Renaissance Pattaya, this month's dream destination and does it only need one pilot to fly a plane?
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October 5, 2020
September Newsletter
Our dream destination of the month, our special yacht charter offers, and the strengthening of our advisory board.
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September 28, 2020
New Advisory Board
Members include a diverse team of executives, spanning the aviation, hospitality and luxury goods industries.
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September 1, 2020
August Newsletter
Current international border status and our take, dream destination Samui, and: can planes fly & land anywhere?
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August 6, 2020
July Newsletter
Despite COVID, we make progress. Close collaboration with Government authorities, interesting facts & figures, and more...
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July 1, 2020
June Newsletter
Heaven on earth in Phuket, guest’s after-landing checklist, and more...
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June 10, 2020
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Getting around Thailand by Seaplane will soon become a reality
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June 1, 2020
May Newsletter
Dream destination: Kanchanaburi, about seaplanes and the environment, and more...
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May 12, 2020
April Newsletter
Dream destination: Koh Talu, can any pilot be a seaplane pilot?, and more...
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April 24, 2020
Aero Telegraph
Our airport is on the beach, surrounded by coconut trees (in German)
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April 22, 2020
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Interview and flight with CBO Dennis Keller for the lifestyle show ‘taff’ on German TV channel Pro7
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March 31, 2020
March Newsletter
Our COVID-19 sitrep, seaplanes for delivery & evacuation, dream destination of the month: Koh Kood
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March 19, 2020
Smart Aviation APAC
Thailand’s Siam Seaplane Plans 2020 Debut
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March 9, 2020
Tropic Ocean Airways USA & Siam Seaplane Sign Letter of Intent
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February 21, 2020
Aero Telegraph
Neue Wasserflugzeug-Airline will Thailands Inseln anfliegen (in German)
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February 16, 2020
CH Aviation
Thailand's Siam Seaplane outlines operational plans
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January 10, 2020
Seaplane Magazine
Siam Seaplane Thailand - Aims to Launch in 2020
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November 28, 2019
CH Aviation
Thailand's Siam Seaplane targets 2Q20 launch
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November 22, 2019
Matichon Online
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November 21, 2019
Travel News Asia
Seaplanes in Thailand? Interview with Dennis Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane
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November 21, 2019
Bangkok Post
A show for yacht lovers
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November 21, 2019
TTR Weekly
Marine lifestyle on show in Pattaya
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November 20, 2019
The Phuket News
Marine and lifestyle on display at 8th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show
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